Singer/ Songwriter / Pianist / Actress
SHIHORI is one of the most prominent young music creators in Japan today. She composes and sings for movies, games, and TV commercials and TV anime includes “FAIRY TAIL”, “The Irregular at Magic High School”, “Macross Frontier” and so on which are popular in worldwide. Dozens of her songs have made it into the Japanese hit chart, Oricon Chart, and for 11 of them, Shihori has received Gold Disc Certification, having sold each more than 100,000 CDs.
SHIHORI has written songs for some of Japan’s most famous contemporary artists and has collaborated with Kohei Tanaka (composer of world-famous anime series “ONE PIECE”) and Yoko Kanno (composer of “Ghost in the Shell”) as a lyricist. Muneo Wakamatsu, who is ex-CEO of Sony Music(Japan), a legendary music producer, highly evaluated her as “Shihori is the biggest impact since after Seiko Matsuda (Japanese legendary pop singer in 80’s) and the genius since after Yu-min, aka Yumi Arai (Japanese legendary singer songwriter)”.
People often describe her performance and voice as “physically heart-shaking”.
SHIHORI is a frequent performer at venues all over Japan and currently in NY. She has also performed at the Otakon Festival 2010 at Baltimore, the Santa Fe JIN Festival 2012, and the Japan Festival in Vietnam 2015. She will perform at the Culture Toronto in 2019. She moved to NY on January 2018, started her performing and recording activity in U.S. She has hold 3 times Solo Concert in Manhattan, and just released her first EP in U.S. titled “Angel in the Garden” on September 2018.
SHIHORI was born in Nagoya, Japan.
Shihori has natural hearing loss in her left ear and has a perfect pitch in her right ear by nature, and had Aspeger Syndrome, spent a quite difficult childhood because of those disabilities. She started singing at her age of 2, and started writing original songs without any musical education at her age of 7. She started learning classical piano at her age of 9, she was enthusiastically into piano sonata of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. Those classical elements of Baroque, Romantics effected her music since after that. She decided to be a singer in order to tell people messages of love and to save the world at her age of 17.
She made her first recording at her age of 18, moved to Tokyo after winning the 1st prize at some vocal auditions, started her professional musical activity as a performing/recording singer and as a singer songwriter. She made her major debut from Anime music label “Lantis” in 2007, she has been involved in many TV anime and video game music. She also started her career as a songwriter since 2009, has provided over 100 songs for Japanese artists.
Official site – https://www.shihoriartist.com/
Twitter (Japanese) – https://twitter.com/shihori94
Twitter (USA) – https://twitter.com/shihoriny
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/shihori94/